Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, DA2

Road in/near River Thames, existing between 1991 and now.

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Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is part of the Dartford Crossing.

The Dartford Crossing is a combined road/tunnel system traversing the River Thames.

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Added: 2 May 2024 16:14 GMT   

Farm Place, W8
The previous name of Farm Place was Ernest St (no A)

Tony Whipple   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 21:35 GMT   

Frank Whipple Place, E14
Frank was my great-uncle, I’d often be ’babysat’ by Peggy while Nan and Dad went to the pub. Peggy was a marvel, so full of life. My Dad and Frank didn’t agree on most politics but everyone in the family is proud of him. A genuinely nice, knowledgable bloke. One of a kind.

Theresa Penney   
Added: 16 Apr 2024 18:08 GMT   

1 Whites Row
My 2 x great grandparents and his family lived here according to the 1841 census. They were Dutch Ashkenazi Jews born in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 19th century but all their children were born in Spitalfields.

Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.


Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.


Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000


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Worst Alphabet Book Ever
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A matter of geometry
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Beware the 31st October
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On off-topic Tuesday we feature this atmospheric image of the monumental dockyards at Birkenhead - opposite Liverpool - featuring the construction of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in 1950. The ship took around five years to build, and the photograph captures her near completion but still surrounded by cranes. The image was published with the title ‘Where Great Ships are Built’. Chambré Hardman set up a photographic studio in Liverpool in the early 1920s. With the help of his wife Margaret it went on to become a thriving business, specialising in both studio and street photography. The photograph is part of a large and outstanding collection, and Chambré Hardman’s studio and home at 59 Rodney Street in the centre of Liverpool are owned and run by the National Trust.
Credit: Edward Chambré Hardman/National Trust
TUM image id: 1686040121

In the neighbourhood...

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Toll booths at the Dartford Crossing (2011)
Credit: Wiki Commons/Darren Meacher
Licence: CC BY 2.0

Tunnel boring machine being used in the western Dartford-Purfleet tunnel (1936). This was a compressed air driven pilot tunnel - the main tunnelling work would not take place until 20 years later.
Credit: Ministry of Transport/Highways England
Licence: CC BY 2.0

A map a day for the month of May This early map by Lea in 1690 shows the marshy banks of the River Thames. The north bank is solid marsh from Silvertown to Tilbury. Much of the south bank is too, but this has not been depicted so much by the cartographer.

“Englishmen read the Sunday Dispatch" (1935) Erich Salomon was a German photographer born in Berlin. A pioneer of modern photographic journalism, he was one of the first to use small format cameras (Leica). In 1944 he was sent to Auschwitz, dying there along with his wife and his son
Credit: Erich Salomon

A map a day for the month of May Political map of the County of London (1930). That section of Woolwich north of the Thames, surrounded by Essex was quite an interesting anomaly. The borough had inherited these two exclaves from Kent when the borders of the new County of London had been drawn up in 1888. They continued to make no sense whatsoever until 1965 when the arrival of the Greater London Council abolished them, assigning them to Newham.

Scene outside a London school (1950s) The Frederick Wilfred Facebook page showcases the work of this wonderful London photographer operational between 1955 and 1965. https://www.facebook.com/Frederick.Wilfred.Photography
Credit: Frederick Wilfred

Worst Alphabet Book Ever

Marvellous new cars - these 1960s Vauxhalls
Credit: Vauxhall Motors

Lost Roomba
Credit: Wiki Commons

An almost empty carriage on a Central Line train on August Bank Holiday 1955

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